Recovery Connections

John Schwary is CEO of Transitional Living Communities, a 850-bed recovery program he founded in Mesa, Arizona January 9, 1992 when he had a year sober. He's in his 27th year of recovery.

In these posts, he views life mostly through the lenses of recovery. While the blog is factual, he sometimes disguises events and people to protect anonymity.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Reuniting Families

Many clients come to TLC so they can regain custody of their children. Children they have lost because of drug offenses or drug use.

One reason they're with us is to take drug tests and receive drug education. And we have a lot of success stories of reunited families. And sometimes the whole family stays with us for a while until they can find better housing and employment

I write about this to encourage those parents who sometimes have lost of hope of getting their children back again. My experience has been that once a person establishes a period of sobriety and stability Child Protective services is more than happy to return them to their parents. Which in reality is where they belong.

If there are any mothers or fathers out there who are in danger of losing their children due to drug or alcohol use call us at 480-833-0143. We can and will help if you'll follow some basic instructions.